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Channels involved in dirty war on small screens

It refers to bitter on-going childish war on small screens between two prominent English TV news channels crossing all limits of decency. Already these two TV channels are involved in multiple civic and criminal court-cases. Incidentally both these channels are racing to exhibit their allegiance to political rulers. Such attitude instead gives an unfair impression of media being a controlled one, adversely affecting reputation of rulers.

Another common thing in the two channels is that some of their prime hosts of TV debates behave like panellists themselves to suppress voice of panellists opposing their views. But it is interesting that panellists with their voices usually suppressed come almost on daily basis perhaps for getting appearance on TV screens and also for getting money to participate in TV debates. More disgusting is that these channels usually invite some anti-national elements and even Pakistanis though with their voice suppressed, but to boil blood of viewers with their appearance alone. It is regretting that despite Indian media having several associations, every such body is overlooking such in-fight between two rival TV channels which creates a negative impact on viewers in India and abroad. These two channels should also be asked to adopt some fair media-practice whereby hosts or anchors may not become panellists themselves.    

Subhash Chandra Agrawal

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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